Accounting  |  Format: Flash

Trusted Advisor: The Role of Accounting and Finance

Course Overview
Accounting and finance specialists are increasingly called upon to exercise their judgment and skill over a wide range of pressing financial issues. At the same time, these professionals are expected to take the lead in providing the data-driven insights that will enable their enterprises to make informed strategic decisions. According to Jay Thompson of Protiviti and Tim Hird of Robert Half Management Resources, the mastery of traditional accounting and financial skills is no longer enough to fulfill the role of trusted business advisor.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the pressures being put on finance today;
  • Identify the skill sets accountants need in today's environment;
  • Recognize how the accountant is looked at as a trusted advisor;
  • Identify the things accountants are focused on today.

    Catalog Number: FMN1268-FM
    CPE Credits: 2 Registry / 2 QAS
    Author: FMN Online
    Advanced Preparation:
    Work experience in financial reporting or accounting, or an introductory course in accounting
    Course Level: Update
    Field of Study: Accounting
    Content Partner: FMN Online
    QAS: QAS Certified based on 50 minute hours.
    Course Type: Self-Study
    Minimum Passing Grade: 70%
    Soft/Hardware Reqs.:  Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
     Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
     56k or Greater Internet Connection
     Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
     Ram: 256 MB minimum
     Sound card with speakers/headphones
     Windows or Mac OS
    Release/Expiration Dates: Sep 10, 2018 / Apr 13, 2020